Rob,

I don't know if it is possible to cover ALL possible problems.

And 2 days is not long enough anyway.  I remember when in the
late 90's there was a fire in an electrical vault in downtown
Seattle.  The company I worked for (Sullivan Payne Co or Sedgwick
James) was without power for 4 days.

There is an Ameritech Switching station right next door to me now
and they have a huge NG generator.

Diesel is probably good to...but what if you cant get
resupplyied? As you say, it would take a huge tank to last 7-10
days.  And then you have problems with the fuel going bad!  Yes,
mold can live in diesel and contaminate it!

Bob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
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> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 3:33 PM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> 
> 
> We thought about propane.  However our generator is sized to 
> run the whole 
> building, lights, air, etc.  And the building is just your 
> basic single 
> story windowless metal frame jobby.  And, the size of the 
> propane tank 
> just to run two days would have been enormous.
> 
> Rob Berendt
> -- 
> Group Dekko Services, LLC
> Dept 01.073
> PO Box 2000
> Dock 108
> 6928N 400E
> Kendallville, IN 46755
> http://www.dekko.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> "Bob Crothers" <bob2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
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> Subject
> RE: Power Outage story ...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Cjg,
> 
> Natural Gas lines have been known to blow up.  And when they
do,
> they take a lot of other utilities with them...such as power
> lines.
> 
> Just depends on how Uninterruptible you want to be!
> 
> Bob
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carl
> Galgano
> > Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:51 AM
> > To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
> > Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> > 
> > 
> > Ken:
> > We have 2 NG generators (one 20kva the other a 12kva).  One
> runs the
> > computer room, first going to a 13kva UPS that holds the room

> > up during the
> > generator startup.  The other generator runs the 2 A/C units.

> >  Originally we
> > had the AC on the same generator, but it cause the power to 
> > be "dirty".  We
> > test ours every week and have had several outages that have 
> > been flawless.
> > The NG generators are pretty quiet as well.  Baring an 
> > earthquake, I like
> > knowing we will always have fuel.
> > cjg
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Carl J. Galgano
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Graap, Ken [mailto:keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 2:32 PM
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> > Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Believe it or not, our generator is a tried and true diesel 
> > generator... 
> > That it failed during a monthly test and took everything with

> > it wasn't very
> > 
> > comforting, but at least the fire in the switch didn't 
> > spread! Ha! We were 
> > lucky that this was an "attended" test. 
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